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kaps
03-13-2012, 04:53 AM
Per a response filed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission on March 7, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz is challenging the commission's complaint for disciplinary action that he tested positive for a prohibited substance following a Feb. 4 contest in Las Vegas.

That suspension is unwarranted, according to Diaz's attorney, Ross Goodman, who states that "marijuana metabolites" are not a prohibited substance according to the list used by the NSAC, which is adopted from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

"Marijuana is the only substance that is prohibited; not marijuana metabolites," Goodman told ESPN.com.

"The basis to discipline Mr. Diaz is that he tested positive for a prohibited substance. We know he didn't test positive for marijuana. So, you look to see at WADA whether marijuana metabolites are prohibited. They do not prohibit it in any category."

According to Goodman, the substance Diaz tested positive for was THC-Carboxylic Acid, an inactive marijuana metabolite. NSAC executive director Keith Kizer was unavailable to comment on that claim Monday.

The response filed to the commission, therefore, challenges that Diaz merely tested positive for an inactive metabolite, which is not listed as a prohibited substance.


ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/7679348/nick-diaz-challenging-suspension-positive-test)
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Clegg
03-13-2012, 12:43 PM
What exactly does that mean? That he smoked some several days or more before the fight so it was still in his system but no longer having an effect?

kaps
03-13-2012, 12:49 PM
I'm not sure of the difference, but from what I can gather Marijuana Metabites are what they test for during a drug test. So I don't really know what is going on...

Mr. Beelzebub
03-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Marijuana is not a PE drug, plus Diaz has a medical Marijuana card... Let the pothead fight.

DAN916
03-27-2012, 02:28 AM
Drug tests detect not only drugs but metabolites as well. Metabolites are the byproducts of a substance after it has run through your system. So pretty much there case is that he was not under the influence and did not have active thc in his system at the time of the fight but did have thc metabolites (inactive) that can stay in your days in your system after smoking but technically isnt on the list of banned subtances.

Marchegiano
03-29-2012, 09:48 AM
lipids is lipids dudes. google it